Snowy Skincare

A guide to winter skincare


Sami Bowlin

Winter skincare perfect as a gift to any friend for the holiday season.

As the weather gets chillier, skin often gets dryer. Here are some tips and tricks to keep skin healthy and glowing during the winter season.

Avoid long showers
Often, people tend to take longer, warmer showers after being in the cold. Water repels oils, so taking a longer shower can shed natural oils from your skin causing your skin to lose moisture, according to

“My tips for winter skincare are simply moisturizers that don’t particularly make your face too oily, more gels than cream so it dries but still leaves your face refreshed,” senior Grace Beeson said. “Some cream-based or oil-based products may cause your skin to overproduce oil.”

Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate
Double moisturizer during the winter can help prevent dry skin and cracking, according to Popular winter moisturizers include Kiehl’s ultra facial cream, Versed Dew Point and the CeraVe moisturizing cream.

“My favorite products would probably be the St. Ives I use and the Neutrogena water gel hydration cream,” Beeson said. “It’s fairly affordable and does the job. Too many products could make your skin irritated and price does not always equal quality.”

Facial mists
Introducing facial sprays and mists to your skincare routine can bring the summer glow to the cold winter season, according to Some products to try include the Garnier rose water facial mists, Burt’s Bees hydrating facial serum and the Valjean Labs hyaluronic acid facial mists.

Serums and such
Serums come in many different kinds. Ranging from different vitamins and acting ingredients. Serums are more potent than trying to get the same active ingredients through a moisturizer or mask and the thin consistency is able to penetrate the skin more easily, according to Women’s Health. The Ordinary hyaluronic acid, CeraVe’s vitamin C serum and The Inkey List’s caffeine serum are a few examples of popular winter serums.

Switching up your skincare routine can help keep healthy skin during the transition to the colder seasons.